Trails & Treks

Discover the beauty of Saanich Parks and nature in your backyard. 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, a friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. A great way to meet people! View the Trails and Treks brochure here

Click on the image below for the schedule

Walk at your own pace. Paved surfaces. Benches to rest. No hills Guided walk on trails that may include paved, gravel, chip or dirt surfaces. May have uneven surfaces and hills Easy-paced guided walk on well groomed trails. May include slight hills Guided hikes on routes that may include steep, rough trails

Walking Round the Park  *NEW*

Monday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Leader: Penny 

If you like getting outdoors join our friendly leader for a social stroll in one of Saanich’s beautiful parks. The pace and distance you walk is up to you - Walk and talk your way around the park multiple times, or take the whole hour to do one loop, resting at benches along the way. The parks we will visit have been carefully selected for their wide, level walkways with paved or well-groomed gravel surfaces and multiple benches. Feel free to bring your walking sticks, poles, rolling walker or other mobility aids.

Jul 4 - Horner Park
Meet in main parking lot, Palo Alto Street, off Cedar Hill Cross Road.

Jul 11 - Sierra Park
Meet at main entrance to Sierra Park near cross walk on San Juan Avenue.

Jul 18 - Tolmie Park
Meet in main parking lot on Leslie Drive, off Saanich Road.

Jul 25 – McMinn Park
Meet near main parking area off Maplegrove Street.

Aug 1 – BC Day 
No walk

Aug 8 - Majestic Park
Meet by entrance to playground, main parking lot on Majestic Drive.

Aug 15 - Rutledge  Park
Meet at park entrance on corner of Scotia and Rutledge Streets Park. 

Aug 22 - Lambrick Park
Meet by entrance to gravel parking area near Lacrosse Box off Feltham Road. 

Aug 29 - Brydon Park
Meet at entrance to park off Vanguard Place. On street parking on Vanguard Plac

Gentle Walk and Talk 55+ 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:00am
Leader: Tuesdays - Dianne, Thursdays - John 

Enjoy fresh air, beautiful scenery, friendly chat and gentle exercise as we take different walks through Saanich parks and trails. Walks follow mainly chip or gravel trails but may have some steep sections. No registration required. Sorry, dogs not permitted.     

Jul 5 - Copley Park West to Quick’s Bottom Park 
Meet at Copley Park parking lot; 598 Parkridge St. off Vanalman Ave

Jul 7 - Ten Mile Point
Meet at Arbutus Rd at Wedgewood Park

Jul 12 - Beckwith Park to Rogers Park
Meet Beckwith Park parking lot; off Beckwith Ave

July 14 - Tod Inlet
Meet at Tod Inlet access, on Wallace Dr, opposite Quarry Lake, just south of Benvenuto

Jul 19 - Hyacinth Park to Marigold Park
Meet at Hyacinth Park parking lot (by tennis courts); 800 Marigold Road

Jul 21 - Swan Lake, Reynolds, Playfair Parks
Meet at end of Nelthrope, off McKenzie

Jul 26 - Cuthbert Holmes Park to Craigflower Park
Meet at Silver City in Tillicum Mall parking lot 

Jul 28 - Prospect Lake Centennial Trail
Meet at Whitehead Park at intersection of Prospect Lake Rd & Goward Rd

Aug 2 - Rithet’s Bog Park to  Outerbridge Park
Meet at end of Dalewood Road, off Chatterton Way

Aug 4 - Lower Trails of Mount Douglas
Meet in main parking lot at Ash & Cordova Bay Rd

Aug 9 - Layritz Park to Brydon Park
Meet at Layritz Park Parking lot; off Glyn Road

Aug 11 - Lambrick Park to Sierra Park
Meet at Gordon head Rec Centre , 4100 Lambrick Way

Aug 16 - Colquitz & Swan LakeTrails
Meet at Hyacinth Park parking lot (by tennis courts); 800 Marigold Road

Aug 18 - Hyacinth Park and Colquitz Trail
Meet at parking lot off Marigold Rd by tennis courts

Aug 23 - Beaver Lake
Meet at Beaver Lake parking lot at Nature House; Off Elk Lake Drive

Aug 25 -  Calvert Park to Logan Park
Meet at far West end of Viaduct Ave, off Interurban

Aug 30 - Cadboro Gyro Park to Haro Woods
Meet at Cadboro Gyro Park parking lot at washroom; end of Sinclair Road

Sep 1 -  Knockan Hill Park
Meet at Strawberry Vale Community Hall off Burnside Rd

Easy Walks 

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm
Leader: Penny

One-hour, easy-paced social strolls on pavement and groomed trails through parks and interesting neighbourhoods. Routes avoid steep hills and busy trails where possible. Most walks start near bus stops. Please wear supportive shoes. No dogs please.

Jul 4 - Braefoot to Mt. Doug
Meet by lacrosse box, Braefoot Park, corner of Mackenzie Avenue and Braefoot.            

Jul 11 - Cordova Ridge
Meet in Claremont Goddard Park, on Haliburton Place, off Haliburton Road.

Jul 18 - Tillicum to Swan Creek
Meet at trailhead near stairway to Silver City Cinema, Tillicum Mall.

Jul 25 - Lambrick to San Juan Sports Fields
Meet near main entrance to Gordon Head Recreation Centre, off Feltham Road.

Aug 1 – BC Day 
No walk

Aug 8 - Gorge: Lower Waterway
Meet in parking lot for Gorge Park, near the allotments, Gorge Road West, opposite Orillia Street. 

Aug 15 - Rithets Bog
Meet at trailhead sign, corner of Dalewood Lane and Chatterton Way.

Aug 22 - Horner Park/UVic
Meet in main parking lot for Horner Park on Palo Alto Street, off Cedar Hill X Road.

Aug 29 - Interurban/Viaduct Flats
Meet in Viaduct Flats parking lot on Interurban, opposite Viaduct Road West.

Sunday Hikes       

Discover the beauty and variety of Saanich parks on our Sunday Hikes, which are open to walkers of all ages. Please wear sturdy footwear as walk routes sometimes include steep, rough trails. Bring drinking water. 

9:00 – 10:00am   Leader: Penny

Jul 24 - Goward/Prospect Lake area trails
Meet at Prospect Lake Elementary School, Corner Prospect Lake and West Saanich Roads.

Aug 21 - Cuthbert Holmes to Portage Inlet (include view from berm and dahlias in Portage inlet)
Meet by trailhead near stairs to Silver City Cinema, Tillicum Mall.

Any questions please call Jason at 250-475-5427 or email at jason.jones@saanich.ca